Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The Apocrypha Assessment: Tobit 4

Tobit, sure that God will let him die, gives some last minute advice to his son Tobias. Great advice, too, drawn from various parts of the Old Testament and foreshadowing bits of the New Testament. He starts off asking his son to give him a proper burial, to honor his mother and bury her with him when the time comes. Revere God, take care of the poor, marry a Hebrew woman, Verse 15 is a negative version of the Golden Rule, found in nearly every religion.

Oh, and I have some money squirreled away that I really should have told you about when we got poor.

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